Yankees choose to start AL playoffs on Wednesday
The Yanks could have waited until one hour after Tuesday's AL Central tiebreaker
New York had the choice of starting either Wednesday or Thursday
The Yankees will get a day off between Games 1 and 2
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Yankees will start the AL playoffs Wednesday.
The Yankees, holding home-field advantage throughout the postseason, had the choice of starting either Wednesday or Thursday at 6:07 p.m. EDT against the Tigers-Twins winner. They picked to get going right away at Yankee Stadium.
"We just wanted to make sure that everybody was healthy. And everyone is good," manager Joe Girardi said.
With the schedule they chose, the Yankees will get a day off between Games 1 and 2. The other AL playoff series between Boston and the Los Angeles Angels out West, will now start Thursday night.
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